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France Beat England to Win Six Nations Championship

This year’s Six Nations Championship was one wild ride, and the final match between England and France lived up to the hype. The French rugby team finished the game easily defeating their opponents at the Stade de France on Saturday night, scoring their first Grand Slam title in over a decade. Gael Fickou and Francois Cros shot for the stars in the first half and gave France a significant lead. Freddie Steward and Marcus Smith did their best to give England a comeback it desperately needed, but they couldn’t stand their ground to France. They were already in an 18-16 lead by half-time and eventually won 25-13. The French captain Antoine Dupont believes this victory carries even more weight because it’s their third tournament together as a team, and they want to cherish it before focusing on the future. “We wanted to write our place in history. Of course, we have next year's World Cup in mind, we discuss it between us, but for now we'll enjoy the Grand Slam and we'll start thinking about the World Cup later," said Dupont. This marks the first Six Nations title for France since 2010, and it’s their 10th Grand Slam win overall. Even though England made it to the final match, they finished third in the Six Nations rankings, while Ireland took second place after defeating Scotland.